Plattsmouth is quickly on the mend, just five days after fire ripped through the downtown. Four of the five business affected are finding new locations.
The fire broke out in the Quart House Pub. New photos from the night of the fire show the rescue of Darlene Herdlitchka, a woman in her 80s who was upstairs when the fire broke out.
Fire Chief Mike Wilson says a barricade surrounds the burned area as a safety measure. There’s still a chance that the building could collapse. Fire investigators have yet to get inside because it is too dangerous.
Brandi Colbert, who owns A Way With Hair, said, “I feel extremely awful for the businesses that are down on Main Street that did get affected maybe worse than we did. But we will all stick together. We will all get through it."
Brandi rushed into her downtown hair salon at 2 a.m. Friday to save what she could. Water damage has since forced her out.
“The DC Water Hole pretty much stayed open for the volunteers like Stan’s Bakery brought donuts and some juice. They had coffee in there for the firefighters and they would come in and be covered in ice."
Luckily, a spot in the old Chet's Barbershop was open up the street where Colbert and three other stylists are still taking appointments.
The town remains resilient and looks to bounce back.
The city tells WOWT Six News there is not a set timetable to clear the street. Cass Family Medicine is still taking appointments in South Omaha but they say they are close to finding a new building. As we reported last week, the Quart House Pub is not rebuilding. The two other business have plans to re-open in Plattsmouth.